Elle Fanning in Prada at Twilight Premiere

Posted on November 13, 2012

Oh God. We do so love it when babystars are allowed to pick out their own clothes. Take every embarrassing thing you wore between the ages of twelve and seventeen to hang out at the mall, multiply the cost by a factor of about ten thousand, add 500  photographers, and you get babystars on the red carpet; a veritable parade of looks they will deny ever having worn when they’re in their thirties. This is why we do what we do, darlings; to provide a record of all those looks these little fledgling stars are going to disavow for the rest of their careers.

Elle, honey? That’s your cue.


Elle Fanning attend ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ World Premiere in head-to-toe Prada.

Prada Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Stina Rapp Wastenson

Prada Spring 2013 Collection

We shouldn’t point and laugh at little girls but – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Oh, we can’t with that. It’s just too much.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, David Gabber, Izumi Hasegawa/PRPhotos.com]

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  • Was the dress-code “Heinous nude dresses”?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Can you imagine the phone calls before the premiere?  Elle, this is Kristen.I”m wearing a nude brassiere and my beige granny panties.  Can you wear something fug too?

  • gsk241

    Light she was and like a fairy,

    And her shoes were number nine

    Herring boxes, without topses,

    Sandals were for Clementine!

    • Totally impressed.  (With your verse, not the dress.)

      • It’s a verse from “Oh My Darling Clementine”

        • gsk241

           I remember learning that song in elementary school, and haven’t thought of it since.  Until I saw this picture.

        • Oh, I know that, I was just impressed that you called it up in this context. Americana Snaps!

    • MoHub

       Perfect. Just hope she doesn’t “fall into the foaming brine”!

    • choco

      I think I’m too young to get this…

  • choco

    OMG. WTF are those platform flip flops?!?!?!?!

    • Thuc Dang

      Prada’s most recent trainwreck

    •  I think even her feet look sad having to wear that er, thing.

  • I do wish she’d stop dying her hair yellow. 

    Can’t even comment on the outfit. It’s just beyond words.

    • Kristin McNamara

      BUT BUT BUT…!
      Progress, people.

  • It seems as though she can barely walk off the RC in her platform bow sproingy shoes.  

    •  Sproingy is an excellent word.

      • Imagine if they had actual springs! I would unreservedly LOVE that. These, on the other hand, look like a lot of work and very little fun.

        • There are shoes with spring heels. They are called Sprongs. They are terrible.

          • I’m pretty sure Helena Bonham Carter has those, they are terrible and at the same time they make me love her even more.

  •  Where is her mother? I mean, she must have adult-supervision right?? Where are her best friends?? 

    • Tatiana Luján

      She isn’t being vulgar. I think parents should let their kids make some mistakes.

      • Sartorial_She

        I tell myself that every day when I let my 6 year old walk out the door in a non-vulgar–but otherwise hideous–concoction of an outfit.

        • jennifromcali

          But your daughter isn’t going on the red carpet to be photographed …she’s going to first grade.

  • miagain

    those look like homemade shoes

    • Mismarker

      Oh, I needed that laugh.  Thank you.

    • fallen_ikon

      They look like something you’d see on Regretsy..

    • Any child of the 80’s around here remember moon shoes?!  I’m having flashbacks!

      • kimmeister

        Yes!  They were around for what, 15 minutes?

        • snarkykitten

           they must have come back with a vengence in the 90s because I remember bouncing all over my parents’ house in them until I chipped a tooth

    • DesertDweller79

       LOL.  Oh, Prada…..wtf?

  • The dog ate my gym shorts, and I can’t find anything but my flip flops, OK?

  • MilaXX

    You know what? It’s silly and ridiculous, but I still love her for wearing it. it makes her looks like the kid she really is. While I adore Kiernan Shipka and her perfect little miss looks, I also like Elle for having access to fashion and having fun with it.

    • RebeccaKW

       I sort of agree.  It makes me laugh from the craziness of it, but on her, it’s more of a sweet crazy.  Where you think, ‘in a few years, she’ll figure it out, let her have fun now.’  If you saw this on Jennifer Aniston or even Ashley Greene, it would be horrifying crazy.

      • leftcoastpickle

        i wish I could photo shop well enough to make that Jennifer Aniston image happen.

    • Ali

       Kiernan is fabulous, but I rather love Elle, because she seems to take such joy in dressing up.

      • MilaXX

        I’m not dissing Kiernan, there’s something very sweet and not artificial about her sweetness. It just that Elle’s teen wackiness and that mega watt smile she flashes, that I enjoy.

    • I agree, besides, at this point you just KNOW she’s not only having fun but she’s also screwing with us a lil’ bit. I do wish she was wearing comfier shoes while doing it though.

      • MilaXX

        Not gonna lie, teenaged me would have been drawn to those shoes as well. In fact I like the shoes better than the outfit.

    • Nicholas

      Not even trying and failing is always worse than trying and failing at it.

      At least it makes her stand out—and it might be comfy to wear compared to the Medieval torture devices women normally subject their feet to.

    • as a matter of fact, i prefer Elle’s wackiness to Kiernan’s perfect looks..her wackiness seems so normal, something a normal tween would do, albeit in really expensive clothes..

    • TieDye64

      Yes. As ugly as this may be at least she’s not flashing the goods at us. It’s goofy as hell, but it’s not vulgar. 

  • hillmad


  • Kayceed

    This is an Edina Monsoon moment.

    • fiestyfashionfem


  • KateWo

    I was all ‘it’s not horrible’ then scroll down dug to those shoes! Should have worn those gold ones the model has.

  • I want video of her walking in those shoes. I bet she looked like a pastel Frankenstein

    • random_poster

      I was thinking she’d walk like a duck, but you hit it on the head with Frankenstein.

  • i like the shoes though…but prefer the green ones on the model…

  • “Memoirs of a Geisha, the Laguna Beach Years.”

    Elle, how could you, hunty?

  • Oh Miucia darling. I can with the dress but those shoes…

  • Judy_J

    Those shoes are beyond hideous!  And they can’t be comfortable to walk in…look at how she’s having to look at her feet when she’s taking steps.  The dress is bad too, but not nearly as bad as those shoes.

  • jw_ny


  • PeaceBang

    But SOMEONE designed those shoes. So Miss Fanning is not to blame. I just can’t blame her. I blame the designer. 

    • NC_Meg

       I think I said the same thing when TLo posted the whole line a while ago. Someone designed them and no one in the design room said, “Aren’t these kind of hideous?”

  • Still laughing after K Stew, now laughing even louder.

    • Indeed.  From K-Stew mooning us straight to these astronaut bow shoes.  Nothing else to do but laugh, I’m afraid. 

  • Lisa Kramp

    *Laughing right along with you, darlings. Oh, sweetie…just, no.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Her face doesn’t look shiny and that’s nice.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    There is just NO excuse for this ever. And Halloween was last month. 

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Miuccia done you wrong, honey.

  • Oh wow. Straight-up crazy ugly. 

  • Anathema_Device

    Everything about this outfit is wrong. I didn’t think we’d actually ever see anyone in those shoes.

  • Beth G

    They look like those old trampoline shoes…

  • Mismarker

    This is some Bai Ling shit.

  • geans

    First pic: “nameless blonde middle-aged Twi-fan” disapproves of this one, too! She rules! 

  • It’s okay, Elle. We’ve all been there. Don’t worry; the point and laugh comes from love and experience.

    For me, it was platform sneakers with extra-large flare jeans and black lipstick. 

  • SublimatedRage

    Where does her neck end and the dress begin?  They are fused together at the top!

  • Janet B

    Thank you Elle, now I know who would wear those shoes.


    • Mismarker

      And now I know who SHOULD wear them.  No one.

  • Jangle57

    Someone at Prada is laughing hysterically and saying to a co-worker, ‘oh my God, you win the bet, they will wear any shit we design as long as it says Prada.’

  • Kathy_Marlow

    Scroll down reaction: “WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE???”

  • Jenni Kirk

    The shoes are awful, but I think the worst is the backless dress! She’s way too young and way too pale for a backless dress like that!

    • kimmeister

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that!

    • I understand how she is too young for a backless dress, but how is she too pale? 

  • nannypoo

    Let’s all look on the bright side. She’s wearing makeup that is age-appropriate, only semi-shiny, and flattering. The dress, while hideous, is less bad than the shoes. She looks happy. And, best of all, we will apparently get to see a variety of views of the hostile middle aged blond woman all day. I’m in.

  • alyce1213

    Hahahahahahaha….. gasp.

    This is just beyond.  The one of her looking down at her feet is so great.  I’d pay ANYTHING to see a picture of her toppled over.
    Is that so wrong?

  • Ali

    The front of the dress is cute (but not her color), but the back looks like a PR reject. The shoes are terrible, but we’ve all been there. I do like her makeup!

    Even when it’s a miss, I can’t help but like her. She’s so very 14.

  • KSpence

    Prada is The Horrible.

  • ojosazules

    Is there a fashion equivalent to contributing to the delinquency of minors? Miuccia needs a visit from the fashion police if there is. 

  • MaryanneGirl

    my eyes! MY EYES!!! 

  • Just because it’s Prada, doesn’t mean it’s good.  If the dress was in a colour, say something in a jewel tone to flatter her fair skin, I could almost, ALMOST overlook those nightmares called shoes on her feet!  But I can’t, so I won’t.  WTF is on her feet?? And no pedi?? 

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    None of that should exist. 

  • Shocked blond lady from K. Stewart is in this frame also (see first pic). She has the same expression. Is she a fan or reporter?

  • B_C_J

    I feel very, very guilty critiquing a 14 year-old’s outfit. She is a child and she will make mistakes because she doesn’t have the requisite experience yet.  Let her have her fun.

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    Two words: hot mess. That is all.

  • kelsita421

    What is going on at that Twi premiere? I’m not one to beg, but… Please give us something pretty… Must. Cleanse. Eyeballs.

  • SewingSiren

    It’s kind of fun, but the shoes make it look like you have 6 toes on each foot.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      A polydactyl baby vampire?

  • Mexxoo

    I’m so glad your first paragraph was long enough to hide the picture from view.  It built up the moment so that when I finished reading your comments then scrolled down, you would have been delighted with my sharp intake of breath, “oh my god,” and hahahahahahaha.  Well played, TLo.  Well played!

  • ChristySchiff

    I’m going to dig out my yearbooks right now and rejoice that the stupid crap I wore was not actually as stupid as it could have been!

  • Michael Owens

    Worst shoes. Ever.

  • If you have to look watch your feet to walk in them…um bad.

  • ThaliaMenninger


  • When I saw those Prada shoes on the runway,  I thought, “No way will anyone be caught dead wearing those on the red carpet.”  Looks like I didn’t factor the developing/often hideous taste of tween stars.  

  • Jennifer W

    Between her and Kstew, it’s like they got together and said, “Since it’s the last movie, let’s really mess with everyone and wear everything crazy to the premiere.” Holy hot mess, Batman. WTF?! And I love me some oddball shoes but no. Just no.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Wow!! That’s a two-gasper.
    One gasp when you scroll to the skirt.
    Another gasp for the shoes.

  • sarahmichelef

    The dress could be salvaged if it weren’t the same color as the rest of her.

    There is no excuse on earth for those shoes.

  • JasmineAM

    I cannot believe this is a high fashion outfit. Everything here looks like it cost about $30 all together. For shame Prada.

  • I don’t think the dress is THAT bad, but WTFUCKERY are those things on her feet?!

  • BeeBeauNYC

    A world of no.

  • f_yeah_marie

    There are no words.

  • Ceur

    This is a scrolldown I-love-you-you-whacky-little-thing. 

  • merciblahblah

    I am personally offended by those shoes. They are like Frankenstein at the beach.

  • bertkeeter

    This is the type of CRAP design houses like PRADA, Mark Jacobs and Chanel send down the runway. ALL their income comes from accesories that “fashion victim lemings” purchase. I am convinced that they are just laughing at the editors /buyers that take this BS as real attempts at design! Take the $$$$ from the accesories away and they would be forced into chapter 13 overnight!

  • bertkeeter

    Girl, FIRE that stylist!

  • l_c_ann

    And she’s still hasn’t learned  the “don’t retouch the hair part for anything less than a major premier” thing.

  • I was kind of missing the platform trend from the 90s when I saw the Spice Girls at the Olympics this year, but if this is how Prada is trying to bring it back, I can go without. I certainly didn’t want it for the red carpet.  
    Man, even without the ankle-warmer, those shoes are fug. They’re not even good beach shoes because they’re freaking satin. No no no. 

  • Oh Elle darling you are way too young to pull off Prada. That is just the most ridiculous clown outfit I have ever seen. Those shoes (?) could only work with very chic, cigarette pants and that dress could only work with fierce hair and fiercer shoes. You’re in over your head little girl. 

  • Also, the dress looks like a high end hospital gown. 

  • kschwarting

    Yup, the outfit is ridic, but she’s just so cute!  I love her fresh face and apparent resistance to covering it with makeup.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    She must have pissed off Dakota before she left the house that night. Sisters should tell you when you look like a smacked ass.

    ETA: I can’t believe she’s actually sporting the hideous satin-geta-things.

  • Fail.  Moon-hooker.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    The fug folded napkin skirt is bad enough, but those clown platforms put this into HAAAAAAAHAHAAAAAHAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! territory.
    Sorry, Elle, I’m sure you’re sweet and talented and all that, but this is just too funny.

  • Also, roots. It looks like someone took a sharpie to her part

  • LLuL

     The delighted photographer with her camera angled straight at those shoes is cracking me up! I love it.

  • Those shoes are out of control stupid. 

  • Kyle Crawford

    She is going to get SUCH a muffin basket from Tina Fey [ google Tina Fey jumpsuit ] for taking away the crown of WORST RED CARPET EVER…..

  • OMG…those SHOES!!!! Lawd! Someday, Elle, you will look back and laugh. Until then, good luck trying to walk around without falling over. 

  • poggi

    I am guessing it won’t take her 15 years to regret wearing this.  

  • Qitkat

    This is what happens when a designer runs out of inspiration, goes to the bathroom, and in a flash of *brilliance*, thinks, oh, I know, I know, I’ll design a dress based on toilet paper hanging out of my grannie panties.

  • ER

    Actually…she looks adorable.

  • another_laura

    oh jesu criste, that is just, well, it’s just, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Srw27

    What in the holy HELL is that?!?!

  • marilyn

    Aside from the horrific dress and the horrific shoes, she needs to touch up her roots.  It would be typical for a high school student to go around like this, and nobody would probably say anything at school.  However, she is out in the big world and trying to impress people with her fashion sense.  The roots are a big no-no. And she should tone down the blonde color. Her hair is almost chartreuse. Strangely enough, that can occur from swimming in a pool with chlorine. It will interact with light blonde hair and make it kind of green. If not that, she needs a more suble color.

  • Ok, LOL.  Those shoes!

  • Melizmatic

    Oh, gurl;


  • Cathy S

    Oh, honey, no.

  • Those pictures look like she’s apologizing for her cracktastic outfit.  Now if only she would apologize for those roots.

  • decormaven

    Don’t even try to tell me these shoes are designer or avant garde. They are hideous and an abomination. And no pedicure? She is young, yes. But her stylist dressed & groomed her, and her PR flacks sent her out for publicity purposes. No one needs this kind of publicity. 

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Okay, from an objective POV, this is all pretty hideous (bad Prada, bad), but if you can’t wear this batshit crazy stuff when you are Elle’s age, when can you?  I had a pair of tall platform sandals with a clear lucite platform with various “objects d’arte’  embedded in the lucite (they also laced up to my knees) when I was not much older than Elle — I loved wearing them just to see people’s reactions.  Besides, in a few years she will be much more embarassed that she went to see the Twilight movies than she will be at what she wore.

  • Imasewsure

    Thank you for making my day with the single ugliest shoes I have ever seen (and I lived through all of the 70’s footwear, Earth Shoes and Crocs so this is really saying something). Bless her crazy teenage heart….

  • TieDye64

    Yep, that’s all I can do. Point and laugh. 

  • This is going to represent the “WTF” section of Elle’s inevitable style retrospective 20 years from now.

    Who am I kidding… it’ll be in like 5 years.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    i want to see chloe sevigny in this so bad.

  • Judih1

    Ugly from her dark roots/yellow hair to those heinous shoes. Just because something says” prada” doesn’t mean it it is wearable – or attractive

  • oohsparkley!

    I don’t know what’s worse, those shoes or the stupid granny panty dress. It’s a tie.

  • YourLibrarian


  • Lilak

    I feel COLD just looking at this.  Brrrrrrr!

  • Dot

    Dear God, I would love to see some footage of someone trying to walk in those foot canoes.

  • frannyprof

    That is some serious scrolldown fug right there.

  • It’s a Roman shade!  It’s a dress!  It’s a Roman shade!!  And those shoes look like clown bouncy shoes!   OMFG!  Does the girl own NO mirrors???

  • I told y’all she’s scary.

  • granddelusion

    Everything about that look is laughable!

  • Zippypie

    This is one huge WTF.

  • Noelle Haland

    Oh bless.

  • SorayaS

    Oh nooooo, extreme second-hand embarassment for her! She looks adorable from the neck up though. 

  • neofashionista

    truly hideous YUCK i take K stew barbie parts anyday over this

  • CozyCat

    This was the best example I’ve seen of scroll down fug:

    Hair, makeup look nice
    …top isn’t too bad, but not the best color
    …skirt’s a bit wierd, but she’s cute enough to pull it off

  • If you can’t wear crazy off-the-runway stuff when you’re her age, when can you? I love it. 

  • I literally said “…the fuck?” aloud. Seriously. Credit for trying to be different, but I already hated those shoes with a fiery passion, and seeing them paired with such a bizarre dress…I just can’t.

  • J MN

    Bless her pale baby heart.  

  • Those shoes make me want to WEEP from  how hideous they are. 

  • librarygrrl64

    Wow, that is awful in every element. Uh, congrats, Elle?

  • guest2visits

    O no. That was a monsterific pic from the back too; she looks like a lumbering block of pale wood. I wonder if this dress would work
    as a smock over skinny pants or jeans.  The shoes need to be jetisoned into space.   Really a horrid little outfit.  So sorry.

  • GTrain

    The shoes…I wouldn’t want to wear them but I kind of love them.

  • jmorino08

    Jesus Mary and Joseph those shoes are Franken-awful!! The dress is kind of funky from a design stand point, but that color is just plain wrong!

  • quiltrx

    The top is cute from the front…but below the waist and behind the back, it all goes horribly wrong!

  • DesertDweller79

    Hilarious!  Two-for-two on the Twilight red carpet so far.  They must be doing it on purpose, right?

    Whew, I don’t get this dress at all.  At least I can imagine Murad was pulling a prank on people with that dress Kristen Stewart was wearing.  I don’t understand this one in the slightest.

  • pookiesmom

    The top and skirt are actually kind of adorable, but those SHOES. My eyes!!

  • kikisayshi

    Are you effing kidding me?

  • Fordzo

    Awww…she looks like she’s having fun, which is what dressing yourself at 14 is all about.  And, look everyone!!!  She powdered her nose!!  I do think her makeup is perfect.  

  • shanna bowie

    I’m mad at Prada for conceiving of that outfit. Not everything with a fancy label is good. When will we learn? 

  • Louise Bryan

    Hmmm.  Shiny satin cobbler apron over shiny satin not quite wraparound, with shoes apparently designed to be ugly.  Almost all in nude.  Hey Mother Fanning!  Collect these pix to show to prospective suitors.

  • tereliz

    Thank heaven for little girls. Someone *else* must have been responsible for those heinous flatforms and I don’t mean Miuccia Prada. 

  • Matt

    She’s cementing her anime-fanbase.

  • ccm800

    I like the apparel on her quite a but. The shoes are hideous of course but someone has to wear them.